It seems like the idea of taking live concerts and broadcasting them online has been kicking around for a while now. It’s pretty common at festivals and larger-scale events, but MTV is having success with online live-streams of smaller club shows lately, and this Sunday night they crash into Boston by letting us watch the CLOUD NOTHINGS gig without even having to step foot inside Brighton Music Hall.
For the past 18 months, those of us who keep an eye on the intersection of music and technology have been extolling the coming wave of music-discovery engines. The smartest people in both music and tech are trying to write the app that will introduce you to your new favorite band -- which often means keeping track of the bands people are talking about online.
Was it really only a year and a half ago that MTV cancelled TRL? It seems like a lifetime since that fateful final
episode, a whimper that had critics all over sounding the death-knell for
the music video. Looks like reports of the video-as-art-form's
demise were greatly exaggerated, since 2010 is shaping up to be the year that music
videos matter again.
In perhaps the most hotly anticipated move the folks over at MTV have made since finally getting The State on DVD, the studios recently announced that they are, at long last, releasing cult fave Daria as well. The long-defunct animated show (which aired from 1997 to 2001) is set to be released to DVD on May 11
It's all here: the self-righteous celebrity outrage, the half-apologetic apology, the instant "Kanye West Is A Bitch" t-shirt. You know it's a Cultural Moment when Larry King weighs in. And you know it's time to call the emergency PR specialist when Shawne "I swear I didn't hit Tila Tequila" Merriman weighs in with a "WTF?"